April 11, 2019 - Issue 19-15

Good Afternoon  ,

Recently I've been working on a new website. It's function depends heavily on the use of links to articles, visual media and merchants' sites. 

Working with electronic technology has always presented a challenge for me.  I have to constantly remind myself that I can learn to do this!

 Do you ever doubt if you're good enough?

If you're really qualified to pursue the goals and objectives you've laid out? 

If you truly deserve the results you seek, or have achieved? 

Virtually everyone entertains these doubts privately, even if they don't acknowledge them in the bright light of day.  Here's Jim Riviello of Leadership X University with some ideas to keep them from blocking your performance.   

Midway through the article, Jim talks about the value of quiet time and journaling for overcoming self-doubt. Quiet time is the most effective technique for me. I dedicate about 10 minutes every night and 45 minutes every morning to meditation and affirmations. One of my affirmations: "I am enough!". Since I'm working to improve my Spanish, it's also "Estoy suficiente!"

Each of the several times I've tried journaling, it's soon became a chore more than a solace for me. I'm sure it works well for many people. We're all different!

Jim also comments on the excuse these doubts can provide for not performing, or even trying. Besides getting you "stuck" where you're honestly striving to succeed, they can block your trying something unfamiliar. 

"That's not my forte". 

"I probably wouldn't be good at that".

"I don't know how to do that".

Sound familiar?

Well, jump in and learn what you need to learn. Get help where you need help. Above all, recognize that the mistakes you make (You'll make some!) are learning experiences.

A MISTAKE IS NOT A FAILURE! It's the way experience teaches us to improve. You've likely heard the story of Thomas Edison's work to make a light bulb. He found 9,999 ways that didn't work before "the light came on"!

The next time you think, "I'm not good enough to do that", read Jim Riviello's article again. It can be a ready reminder that a definition of courage is pressing on in the presence of fear. We all experience fear and doubt sometimes. 

I recommend you keep this article where you can refer to it whenever doubts creep into your mind!

John Stevens

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About John

Throughout a career spanning over 45 years my management style has been one of building teams to bring several competent people together to focus on a common objective. I noted early in my career that, in most organizations, there is an enormous amount of time, energy, and effort wasted by people working at cross purposes.

As I transition to life in the Argentine outback, my focus shifts from coaching to helping other business coaches and advisers get their message out to their prospective clients. With my first-hand knowledge of the benefits of effective business coaching, I am uniquely qualified to help business advisers of all stripes convey their message.

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